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spanish style shrimp with garlic

Recipe by
Maria Connors
East Brunswick, NJ

This is a delicious, garlicky shrimp dish, reminiscent of the shrimp with garlic served in a good Spanish or Portuguese restaurant. Serve it with rice or crispy, thin sliced, fried potatoes and plenty of good crusty bread for dipping in the sauce. I hope you enjoy it as much as my family does!

yield 4 for dinner, 6-8 for an appetizer
prep time 15 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For spanish style shrimp with garlic

  • 30
    large shrimp, uncooked, tails on
  • 2 oz
    olive oil, extra virgin
  • 5-6 clove
    (large) garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp
    dried red pepper flakes
  • 3 Tbsp
    lemon juice
  • 6 oz
    sherry or other sweet wine
  • 1/4 c
    chicken broth
  • 1 tsp
  • 2 Tbsp
  • salt & pepper (to taste)
  • 4 tsp
    fresh, flat leaf parsley, chopped

How To Make spanish style shrimp with garlic

  • 1
    In a large saute pan, heat the olive oil. Add the garlic & red pepper and saute for about a minute, just until garlic starts to toast. Do not let garlic burn.
  • 2
    Add the shrimp, lemon juice, broth, sherry & paprika. Stir well. Turn heat up and cook until shrimp are done - about 4-5 minutes.
  • 3
    Remove shrimp to serving dish with a slotted spoon.
  • 4
    Add salt & pepper to sauce. Cook for an additional 3-5 minutes allowing sauce to thicken slightly. Turn off the heat and add butter. Stir to melt.
  • 5
    Pour sauce over shrimp and spinkle with parsley.